The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is a 3 volume tale of magic and wonder that recalls the cherished values of friendship, loyalty and courage. This timeless tale of Oz reminds us of the value of overcoming our deepest fears and conquering the challenges that might otherwise defeat us.

Volume One; Magician of Oz, Volume Two; Shadow Demon of Oz and Volume Three; Family of Oz are now available for your reading enjoyment, as well as The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu.

The Emerald Slippers of Oz
, featuring an Introduction by Roger S. Baum; great grandson of L. Frank Baum, as well as Tails of Oz are also
available for your reading enjoyment.

The newest adventure in Oz, entitled: Nomes of Oz is now available and fast becoming a best-seller in the Land of Oz.

All are available in both paperback and Kindle.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Passing of an Oz Author

I found out today that a fellow OZ author, one Philip José Farmer passed away. The Wikepedia page describes him as follows.

Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but spent much of his life in Peoria, Illinois, where he died on February 25, 2009.

Among his long list of sci-fi and fantasy publications, he wrote the classic fantasy novel, A Barnstormer in Oz. Again, Wikepedia states the following.

A Barnstormer in Oz: A Rationalization and Extrapolation of the Split-Level Continuum is a 1982 novel by Philip José Farmer and is based on the setting and characters of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

There are too many odd coincidences here to dismiss as pure luck. I live in Terre Haute, he was born in Terre Haute. He wrote an Oz book, I have written an OZ book. L. Frank Baum passed away on May 5, I was born on May 5.

Overall, I would say the Princess Ozma, the young Ruler of OZ was quite wise in her choice in selecting me to tell the story of her Royal Magican, Jamie Diggs, who just happens to be the great grandson of O. Z. Diggs, the original Wizard of Oz.

See you on the other side of the Shifting Sands, Philip.

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma

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